Aerodynamics meaning

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The characteristics of the outer body of a vehicle, aircraft, etc., that affect the efficiency with which it moves through the air.
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The dynamics of bodies moving relative to gases, especially the interaction of moving objects with the atmosphere.
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The branch of aeromechanics that deals with the forces (resistance, pressure, etc.) exerted by air or other gases in motion.
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The science of the dynamics of bodies moving relative to gases, especially the interaction of moving objects with the atmosphere.
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The study of the movement of air and other gases. Aerodynamics includes the study of the interactions of air with moving objects, such as airplanes, and of the effects of moving air on stationary objects, such as buildings.
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The definition of aerodynamics is the study of movement of matter in relation to air or other gasses.

An example of a study of aerodynamics is to determine the potential speed of a vehicle based on the way its shape will move through air.

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Origin of aerodynamics

  • From French aérodynamique, from aero- +‎ dynamics.

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